Cameroon Literacy Rate 1976-2021

Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can both read and write with understanding a short simple statement about their everyday life.
  • Cameroon literacy rate for 2018 was 77.07%, a 5.78% increase from 2010.
  • Cameroon literacy rate for 2010 was 71.29%, a 0.61% increase from 2007.
  • Cameroon literacy rate for 2007 was 70.68%, a 2.27% increase from 2000.
  • Cameroon literacy rate for 2000 was 68.41%, a 27.19% increase from 1976.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Literacy Rate
Uzbekistan 99.99%
Kyrgyz Republic 99.59%
Mongolia 98.42%
West Bank and Gaza 97.22%
Indonesia 95.66%
Vietnam 95.00%
Sao Tome and Principe 92.82%
Sri Lanka 91.71%
El Salvador 89.01%
Eswatini 88.42%
Vanuatu 87.51%
Honduras 87.21%
Zambia 86.75%
Kenya 81.54%
Congo, Rep. 80.30%
Ghana 79.04%
Cameroon 77.07%
India 74.37%
Bangladesh 73.91%
Morocco 73.75%
Timor-Leste 68.07%
Nigeria 62.02%
Sudan 60.70%
Cameroon Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2018 77.07% 5.78%
2010 71.29% 0.61%
2007 70.68% 2.27%
2000 68.41% 27.19%
1976 41.22% 27.19%